Obituary for Kenneth "Ken" E Eller
Eller, Kenneth E. "Ken", age 85, of Centerville, formerly of Ft. Myers Florida, passed away peacefully
surrounded by family on Friday, June 29th, 2018.
Ken was born July 8th, 1932 to Ruby (White) and Kenneth Eller. He graduated from Roosevelt High
School, Class of 1950 in Dayton, Ohio where he played varsity basketball and baseball and met the love
of his life, Olga. Ken earned an athletic scholarship to play basketball for Dennison University, and later
earned a contract with the Washington Senators Baseball Farm Team, until he was drafted to serve
honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Once he was discharged from the Army, he
completed his degree in Business at the University of Dayton. He previously worked as a Credit
Manager for Standard Register in Dayton until retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife of 42 years, Olga (Hornis).
Ken is survived by his daughter Michelle (Doug) Tidwell and their children, Hannah Tidwell of Denver,
Colorado and Jack Tidwell, of Centerville; daughter Toni Eller; son Rick Eller and his son Richard Alan
Moser; his sister-in-law, Effie Douglass, nephew John (Kathy) Johnson of Kettering, niece Jill Johnson of
Montreal, Canada, nephew Brian Douglass and numerous other nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ken was an avid sports fan and kept up with them everyday by reading the sports page of the paper
before reading the rest in its entirety. He was particularly fond of the Cincinnati Reds and the U.D.
Flyers. When he wasn't at the horse races or dog races, you could find him on the golf course, playing
golf or in his condo on the 4th hole in Florida. Ken will be remembered for the deep love he had for
his family and for his quiet, kind, sweet, and generous spirit, and his funny story-telling ability.
Ken's cremated remains interred in Davids Cemetery. We will celebrate Ken's life in the fall. Times and
dates will be announced soon.
You are welcome to send a condolence or flowers, light a candle and share a story about Ken at
www.ConnerAndKoch.com by clicking on his name.
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Services will be in the fall. Times and dates will be announced soon.
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